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Grassroots organizations in Palm Beach County receive $750K grant

Posted at 6:30 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 06:30:50-04

Dozens of grassroots, not-for-profit organizations in Palm Beach County are getting a boost thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Quantum Foundation.

One of the organizations benefiting is the Holy Ground Shelter, which mentors and cares for young pregnant mothers.

"We are one of the only places in Palm Beach Count that takes parenting young mothers and it's important work. Some of our ladies have been living in their cars prior to coming to us," said a spokesperson from Holy Ground Shelter.

"To these grassroots organizations, this is a considerable amount of money that will help them either pay a salary or advance a program."

Holy Ground Shelter plans to use its grant to help renovate its newest shelter building.

The Quantum Foundation has given about $126 million to several organizations in the past 20 years.